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I'v had my M3910 i3 540 3.07GHz for a while now and am very happy with it as a day to day PC, but just lately I'm getting regular crashes and intend to reinstall Windows 7 from scratch. I'd like a little more speed so will install SSD and more RAM (3GB at the moment), but the specs on available RAM on the web are confusing. I had a compatible 8GB stick available but this froze the Acer startup screen. I'd like 16GB (claimed max) but will settle for 8GB.

Is the RAM limit per slot 2GB as claimed in the specifications, or can I get 4GB in each of the 4 slots? Crucial is stating that it takes 1600 RAM, but the specs say 1333? FYI my serial number starts: [edited for privacy]

Many thanks in advance.











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A: M3910 i3 540 3.07GHz tower possible RAM upgrade? -...

Hello, Your desktop supports up to 16Gb - DDR3 - 1333MHz (4x4Gb under OS 64-bit).Original memory module:Spoiler (Highlight to read)KN.4GB0B.011DIMM.4GB.DT.DDR3.1333 (Samsung)KN.4GB0B.011DIMM.4GB.DT.DDR3.1333 (Samsung)Compatible memory modules:Crucial (they will work at 1333MHz without any problems)

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Hi,
 
I'v had my M3910 i3 540 3.07GHz for a while now and am very happy with it as a day to day PC, but just lately I'm getting regular crashes and intend to reinstall Windows 7 from scratch. I'd like a little more speed so will install SSD and more RAM (3GB at the moment), but the specs on available RAM on the web are confusing. I had a compatible 8GB stick available but this froze the Acer startup screen. I'd like 16GB (claimed max) but will settle for 8GB.
 
Is the RAM limit per slot 2GB as claimed in the specifications, or can I get 4GB in each of the 4 slots? Crucial is stating that it takes 1600 RAM, but the specs say 1333? FYI my serial number starts: [edited for privacy]
 
Many thanks in advance.

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I'm struggling to find documentation that states limits on the max RAM upgrade for an Aspire M3910 tower. I'm still happily using this machine for various things, but extra RAM would really help. I have a windows upgrade, but will the board recognize it?Also, I've heard of a voltage difference and that it's possible standard DDR3 won't work - needs DDR3L or something. How do I find out if this is true?Thanks in advance!

A:Max Aspire M3910 tower RAM upgrade?

Hello, Your desktop supports up to 16Gb - DDR3 - 1333MHz (4x4Gb under OS 64-bit).Here are some original memory modules:Spoiler (Highlight to read)KN.2GB01.025DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.APACERKN.2GB03.022DIMM.2GB.DDRIII.1333.UNBKN.2GB07.002DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.KINGSTONKN.2GB0B.014DIMM.2GB.DT.DDR3-1333.SAMKN.2GB0B.024DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.SAMSKN.2GB0B.029DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.SAMSKN.2GB0C.007DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.ADATAKN.2GB0F.004DIMM.2GB.DT.DDR3-1333.TRANS.LFKN.2GB0H.009DIMM.2GB.DT.DDR3-1333.UNIKN.4GB0B.011DIMM.4GB.DT.DDR3-1333.SAM.LFKN.2GB01.025DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.APACERKN.2GB03.022DIMM.2GB.DDRIII.1333.UNBKN.2GB07.002DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.KINGSTONKN.2GB0B.014DIMM.2GB.DT.DDR3-1333.SAMKN.2GB0B.024DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.SAMSKN.2GB0B.029DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.SAMSKN.2GB0C.007DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.ADATAKN.2GB0F.004DIMM.2GB.DT.DDR3-1333.TRANS.LFKN.2GB0H.009DIMM.2GB.DT.DDR3-1333.UNIKN.4GB0B.011DIMM.4GB.DT.DDR3-1333.SAM.LF

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Hello:I can't afford a new computer right now and I wanna know how can I find out what the Best? parts I can get to upgrade my tower. It dosen't play games very well IE Steam games. Also where can I gtet these parts? Thank you Larry

A:I would like to know how to upgrade my tower please

@BigLarryMan?, welcome back to the forum. Here is the Product Specifications page for the computer.  You can upgrade the processor, memory, video card and power supply unit (PSU). The processor and memory upgrade information entries will give a list of compatible upgrades. Newer video cards require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a standard BIOS.  The last video cards that didn't require UEFI are the GTX 660/670.  They are very powerful cards.  As for the PSU, I like Corsair products.  I recommend at least 500W.  A modular PSU is good for a small case because you only have to use the cables that are absolutely necessary. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved. 

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Hi, does anyone one have any ideas on how to upgrade the psu on my acer aspire X3812. I want to upgrade the graphics card but it wont run on 220w. Does anyone know of a new pc case that maybe i can upgrade to or even a new psu unit that is 300w or above. I have looked at new cases but they need details of the board etc and i dont know it. I have little knowledge about this, only what i have been reading in forums etc so if anyone can help i'd really appreciate it. Thanks Kellie x

A:How do i upgrade the PSU on my low profile tower

I searched a bit and think that Acer may be a "micro ATX" PC, but I am not positive. There are a few 300 plus watt micro ATX power supplies available at Newegg.com. Of those offered, the FSP brand would be my choice--they are about 60 dollars.

I'm reasonably sure that micro ATX motherboards will fit in any standard ATX case. If you had a standard ATX case you would not be limited to micro ATX power supplies.

With your existing case, you are likely limited to "low profile" graphics cards. An ATX case would remove that limitation.

I'd look at the documentation that came with the PC or do a Google search to try to confirm that the X3812 is in fact "micro ATX". If it is, then your choice is to decide whether to get a higher powered micro ATX power supply or to replace the case.

I'd also consider the costs of all that compared to a new PC that is ATX rather than micro ATX.

A program such as Speccy might reveal if you have a Micro ATX PC. Get Speccy here:

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Will this PSU will work fine ? and will be easily installed in the chassey ??

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Will this PSU will work fine ? and will be easily installed in the chassey ??
nihalls9
No, it will not work, as the ATX PSU shown cannot fit into the compact case/chassis.
You need a TFX Power Supply, similar to the following:
http://pointtek.ecrater.com/p/8316384/400w-tfx-power-supply-tfx400w
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Drives, especially SSDs, require every little power.   Why not use SATA power splitters, rather than replacing the power supplies. 

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A:Dell Optiplex 745 Mini Tower Upgrade

Hi Asfand_Munib,
Before installing a new processor, please update the BIOS to latest version from Here.
Note : Please save and close all running programs and documents and disconnect all external peripherals (printer, flash drives, external hard drives, etc) and connect the computer to a surge protector before updating the bios.
If all the lights are green and you are not receiving any beep codes from the system then it means that the processor has been installed correctly. Please check if the keyboard lights (Capslock, Numlock, etc) respond when you press the corresponding keys. Please verify the connections on rear of the system and check if they are connected firmly. Also, check if you are able to hear any windows jingle sounds after some time when you power on the system. Please share the exact model of Optiplex 745 you are using as it comes in 4 form factors viz Ultra Small Form Factor (USFF), Desktop (DT), Small Form Factor (SFF), and Mini-Tower (MT). A picture is attached below.

Please reply with the information. Will take it further from there.

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Drives, especially SSDs, require every little power.   Why not use SATA power splitters, rather than replacing the power supplies. 

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A:Optiplex 7040 Mini Tower M.2 slot upgrade....

For Windows 10 you should have a UEFI Boot with SecureBoot Enabled. The USB should be made using the GPT partition scheme for UEFI BIOS. I hope you mean 120 GB and not 120 MB....
See here for details:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/ 

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Hi, I have an ACER Aspire M3910, the spec from the web site:

Processor: Intel Core i5 (650) 3.2GHz 4MB (L3 Cache)
Package: LGA1156
Chipset: Intel H57 Express
PCI 32 bit: 1 x PCI Slots
PCI Express Slot: 1 x PCI Express x16, 2 x PCI Express x1 Slots
Integrated Network: Yes
Integrated Sound: Yes
Memory (Maximum): 4096MB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Slot: 4 x DIMM
Hard Disk: 500GB (1 x 500GB) 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
Graphics Device: NVIDIA GeForce GT 320 1024MB Dedicated
Optical Drive Type: DVD?RW
Keyboard: Wired keyboard
Pointing Device: Wired Optical Mouse
Sound Card: High-definition audio support
VGA Port: 1 x 15-pin D-Sub
HDMI Port: 1 x HDMI
USB Ports: 10 x USB 2.0
RJ-45 Ports: 1 x RJ-45
Audio Line In Ports: 1 x Line-In/Line-Out/Mic-in
Headphone Ports: 1 x Hi Definition Headphone Port
Microphone In Port: 2 x Microphone In
Keyboard Port: 1 x PS/2
Mouse Port: 1 x PS/2
Removable Flash Memory Adaptor: Multi Card Reader
Wired Network: Yes
Network Interface: Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps Integrated

I have upgraded the RAM to 11GB (added x2 4GB), also added a 7200rpm SATA hard drive internally.

The power supply has a label that reads 300W.

I recently purchased this XFX AMD 7770 HD graphics card:
XFX HD 7770 Core Edition 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI.. | Ebuyer.com

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Hi, I have an ACER Aspire M3910, the spec from the web site:

Processor: Intel Core i5 (650) 3.2GHz 4MB (L3 Cache)
Package: LGA1156
Chipset: Intel H57 Express
PCI 32 bit: 1 x PCI Slots
PCI Express Slot: 1 x PCI Express x16, 2 x PCI Express x1 Slots
Integrated Network: Yes
Integrated Sound: Yes
Memory (Maximum): 4096MB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Slot: 4 x DIMM
Hard Disk: 500GB (1 x 500GB) 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
Graphics Device: NVIDIA GeForce GT 320 1024MB Dedicated
Optical Drive Type: DVD?RW
Keyboard: Wired keyboard
Pointing Device: Wired Optical Mouse
Sound Card: High-definition audio support
VGA Port: 1 x 15-pin D-Sub
HDMI Port: 1 x HDMI
USB Ports: 10 x USB 2.0
RJ-45 Ports: 1 x RJ-45
Audio Line In Ports: 1 x Line-In/Line-Out/Mic-in
Headphone Ports: 1 x Hi Definition Headphone Port
Microphone In Port: 2 x Microphone In
Keyboard Port: 1 x PS/2
Mouse Port: 1 x PS/2
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Wired Network: Yes
Network Interface: Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps Integrated

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A:Upgrade processor or motherboard on Dell Vostro 230 Mini Tower

Hi,
I have mentioned list of processors which are also compatible with Vostro 230 mini tower.




Number


Code Name


Cache


Clock Speed


Front Side Bus




Q9650


Yorkfield


12 MB


3.00 GHz


1333 MHz




Q9550


Yorkfield


12 MB


2.83 GHz


1333 MHz




Q8400


Yorkfield


4 MB


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Q8300


Yorkfield


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E8600


Wolfdale


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3.33 GHz


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E8500


Wolfdale


6 MB


3.16 GHz


1333 MHz




E8400


Wolfdale


6 MB


3.00 GHz


1333 MHz




E7600


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1066 MHz




E7500


Wolfdale


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2.93 GHz


1066 MHz




E6300


Wolfdale


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2.80 GHz


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E5400


Wolfdale


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2.70 GHz


800 MHz




E5300


Wolfdale


2 MB


2.60 GHz


800 MHz




450


Celeron


512 KB


2.20 GHz


800 MHz




Vostro 230/230s has been tested with Intel G41 chipset (Motherboard) with ICH07 only. Motherboard and processor are two different components. I would suggest you to upgrade the processor. Please reply for further assistance. Thanks & Regards Manshu S #iworkfordell

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There is a 365W power supply for this model - note though that these are not standard power supplies, so aftermarket units won't work.
www.ebay.com/.../291815628059

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How much ram can be installed in a m70e? i've seen sites that offer 8GB sticks.
 
Also is the power supply universal?
 
 
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A:M70e Tower-memory, graphics & power supply upgrade

If you don't wish to buy memory from Lenovo, both Kingston and Crucial have 'System Specific' memory for your system that are guarranteed to work. Memory timings must be match what the BIOS expects for the system to recognize it, and generic memory often doesn't work.   
 
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The Mini-Tower uses a standar ATX power supply, and the SFF a standard TFX pwer supply. A power connector adapter (ATX to Lenovo) is required for M92 and forward. For the SFF, the maximum aftermarket TFX is 400w, with 350w being more common -- not a huge increase over stock. For the Mini-tower, I have had an 650w aftermarket Corsair in mine (I recommend one that is semi-modular and shorter, as space is limited inside the case.
 

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hi, I am going to upgrade my graphic card to ATI 5770 so I need a new power supply which has power about 550--600 watt. But the most frustrating problem is that I failed to find a proper power supply with the correct dimension.
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So could any PC God give me some suggestion, please??
Is any PSU with the size of my tower or can I just simply install a bigger PSU which can still successfully power up the comptuer?

Thx in adance.
 

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If the power supply will physically fit your case, it should work fine with your computer. Will the extra 10mm interfere internally with anything inside the PC?
 

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This TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial should get you started.
 

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Forgot to ask this in my last thread. Is there any difference between a mid-tower ATX case and a full-tower other than height? Thanks.
 

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Hi

I need some info from my old HD. This 'puter was running WIN ME.
I have memory problems that will not allow this to boot or even POST

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?p=2674998#post2674998
My new 'puter is runing XP Home.

I would like to put the old HD into my new machine.
Is this asking for big trouble or should this be ok?

thanks
bm
 

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here's the thing...it depends. if you installed xp on fat32 then yes you can install your old ME HD as a slave and be able to read it...however if you installed xp in NTFS then you'r just plain outta luck. you can't read fat32 with ntfs
 

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So I recently got a used tower from a buddy of mine for free, he told me that there was a virus and needed to be cleaned, I thought i could install a windows 7 operating system since this was a windows vista and fix it, however when i try to run the installation i get a yellow screen and the computer either freezes or crashes before the start up, I was thinking of getting a new hard drive for it. I also tried running it on safe mode and tried to get to command prompt to type in rstriu.exe to be able to restore it, but it seems to keep crashing before i can get past the starting screen. its an hp pavilion media center m8300f pc with an amd athlon 64 x2 dual core processor 6000+, 3072mb system memory, 640gb hard drive an nvidia gefore 6150se graphics and running windows vista home premium, I was thinking of keeping the tower and buying a new processor, hard drive and graphic card if needed, but i feel like if i change the hard drive it will help, i dont know what to do at this point, can anybody help?
 

A:Need Serious Help With my Tower

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hey all!,

I have recently bought a 200gb seagate sata harddrive to go with my current 250gb sata harddrive and i think i've made a right mess of things.

I installed it fine and everything (computer read that is was there etc), only i tried to move my files from one hard to another and im sure as you can imagine its all gone pete tong.

What i was trying to do or aiming to achieve to have one hard drive purely for the OS and the program files that i use and the other for all other filetypes such as documents, music and videos etc.

I have managed to recover some of my data but all of my music (a good 40gbs worth) and 80gbs worth in guitar + drum training/teaching movies etc etc.

Is what i'm attempting to do possible on windows xp? if so, how do i do it safely so i don't screw anything else up LOL

Many thanks in advance

Mikeyprs
 

A:Two HD's in One tower

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hi guys I am trying to connect my pc tower to tv using s video cable.I have A VIDEO CARD raddeon x300 with s video dvi and vga,TOWER IS A SR5010NX COMPAQ PRESARIO..I need help on connecting this tower to an hitachi53 inch projection screen tv.I get a picture black and white. moving screen.. I am using french version of windows vista basic for some reason when i got the pc formated they added vista and in french.can someone please help.THANKS
By the way I LIKE TO THANK THIS FORUM AND THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED ME WITH THE ISSUE I HAD WITH DVD DRIVE. THANKS GUYS

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Hello there, the tower on my Windows Xp will not come on. It's plugged in, I swear, the monitor will come on just not the tower. Please give me some good advice.

Thank you much,
Elizabeth
 

A:Tower won't come on, ack!

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I had to buy a new computer.

A couple months ago I was using an Emachine desktop computer. I know Emachines aren't anywhere near being "the ****," but when you come from a not so financially stable family, you are not greedy.

Anyway.. the computer worked for the longest time and I had a separate tower as well. The separate tower had Adobe Photoshop on it and that is a program I love to play around in and so I would just take the chord from the back of my Emachines tower that led to the monitor, and I would plug it into the older tower without powering down or anything. (Obviously my first mistake but I didnt knw that at the time).

So I kept doing this and then one day I went to plug the chord back from the old tower to the Emachines tower and nothing happened. It was like the Emachines tower was sending no signal to the monitor anymore. I tried different monitors and none of them worked, there's something wrong with the tower now.

Maybe the video card?
I am computer illiterate to the core so alot of abbreviations tend to stump me.
If someone could help I would highly appreciate it.

Being a recent graduate from high school, I have pictures on that Emachine tower that I do not want to part with.
 

A:Old Tower

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Im looking to buy a tower to replace my old one. Can anyone give me a link for the best tower with os already on it for around 200-300$.I know that not much but im a broke dude I would like to find at least a 2ghz .
 

A:What tower should i buy?

Dell outlet would be a good place to start. Personally, I would save up a little more and wait for a good deal at Dell.

This is an example of what they have:

System Price : $269.00

Operating System Genuine Windows XP Home
Memory 512 MB DDR NON-ECC SDRAM 400MHz (2 DIMMs)
Hard Disk Drive 40 GB EIDE Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
Modem 56Kbps Data/Fax Modem
Base Dimension 3000 Desktop: Intel Pentium 4 Processor (2.80GHz, 533 FSB)
Media Bay 48X Max Variable CD ROM Drive
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6320 @ 1.86GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3325 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 51207 MB, Free - 26164 MB; D: Total - 49999 MB, Free - 36638 MB; E: Total - 49999 MB, Free - 37234 MB; F: Total - 49999 MB, Free - 36244 MB; G: Total - 99998 MB, Free - 34265 MB; H: Total - 163409 MB, Free - 124843 MB; J: Total - 12300 MB, Free - 8220 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, D945GCF
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: EnabledClick to expand...

As shown above I have an older tower that I have modestly upgraded with a SATA DVD drive, more RAM and a better video card. I was wondering if my system is compatible to a SSD drive and if it is, how much would it improve performance. Also, would I be able to clone my current SATA drive to it?
 

A:New SSD for old tower?

Well there are three issues I see;
1 Your mb only has sata 2 ports and that will limit or throttle the speed of a modern ssd. It will still be a HUGE improvement over a mech hard disk however you will be somewhat limited.
2 Next issue is that xp [your os] does not support TRIM or wear leveling for the ssd. This causes a degrading of performance over time. Sometimes the drive mfg has a utility that will do basically the same thing. Another option is to make an image of the ssd and store the image on a second hd, external, etc. Once the image is made, boot with parted magic linux and secure erase the ssd. Once the ssd is secure erased, restore the image. This will also restore the ssd drive's speed.
3 XP does not apply the correct partition offset for a ssd. This can be edited manually using linux OR you can create the partitions with a win7/win8 boot disk then install xp.

Other than the above issues, you can install a ssd drive and you will see a significant improvement in performance however not as much as with a modern mb supporting sata3.
 

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Alright, I have this game named Sim Tower, which is a tad bit slow (but shouldnt be). I can manage to install it fine, and even play it off the CD quite well if I wanted to. Although when I start the game, it automatically goes into fast mode (which means time is fast forwarded until there is activity with the people in the game). It hasnt got too much to do with fast mode, but this is when it effects the game speed a lot (mainly the cursor though). I take fast mode off, and then the cursor drags all over the screen, making it nearly impossible to play. At most last time I got to put in some office floors, but Alt F4 Seemed like the best option after that. I have tried running it in compatability mode, and even with this kinda of patch. Any suggestions on how to stop my cursor from slowing down?
 

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i have a 3yr old desktop hp pc with 512mb of mem. recently added. motherboard is a trigem have celeron processer (2.70ghz)

i have two fans inside case first one is cpu fan the other fan is inclose inside its own case inside the pc tower and blows hot air outside the pc. through the back below that is a vent

the sides of pc tower have vents but are small. the pc tower is sitting on two sm. bricks that allow air to flow underneath it

i have the pc tower in a desk cabinet with the door on the front that can be open which i have open when pc is on.

the back of the cabinet is open so air can escape and so i can hook up wires to pc i also have made sm. vents in both sides of desk cabinet to allow for cross ventlation.

thus my problem i still notice a humming from pc at times
when visiting gaming sites not the poker sites but sites like teagames.com mousebreaker.com etc. i usually download sm size games (under 1mb) but don't play them everyday

what i notice is when i do play these games after a while i notice pc get noiser and right side of tower gets a little warm to the touch

leaving site pc quiets down and tower cools off but i still notice faint humming noise coming from pc almost have to put ear to tower to hear it.

any ideas or thoughs on a possible solution would be big help
 

A:pc tower humming

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hi i have a Philips Freevent ls1600 it keeps locking up and in the tower display there is a symbol with a keyboard and two z above it and a time starting at 1200 i have to wait till the time goes to about 0100 then i can log on also when i shut the computer down the power is still going to the tower with the above symbol still showing.

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Iv no idea how to find out the make or moduel of the fan.

One day last year it beggan to make strange noises, rattling. When i reset the pc it stopped.

I looked online recently and found it could be multiple reasons so i opend the pc, took a good look inside, removed the fan, cleaned very single area of the fan, put it back in, ensuring nothing was damaged.

When i turn the pc on, and im looking at the fan it seems to be working perfectly but with the noise. If i run my finger along the smooth centre to slow it, it makes no noise.
If i slow it down with the three speed button thing that hangs from the fan then it still makes a noise.

The fan has lie a suspension on it and when i press it in theres no noise, when i let it go the noise rattles again.

I personally think that inside the fan, right where the motor is spinning theres is a problem of dust or something but i can't be sertain.

I want my fan to make no noise but be on full speed as befour since im a heavy gamer and i work with music too.

What should i do?
If i want to buy a new fan, how do i choose one that will fit into it's place?
My pc uses a fan for the power supply, a fan for the cpu and a fan on the side of the tower. What do i do if i want to add more fans to my pc tower?
 

A:PC tower fan is noisy

To find a fan or a similar size, just measure the old one in mm and get the same size locally or online. Case fans are generally 80MM, 92mm or 120mm.

Adding fans where they are no holders or screw holes would require something as simple as twist or zip ties or actually modifying the case to accept more fans.
 

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I just purchased a new PC tower. I stayed with Windows 7 because didn't like the way 10 functioned. The tower is thin. The one feature I don't like is the DVD drawer is vertical. Can I lay it on its side if I put legs on the tower to allow for the circulation for the cooling fan? I have a couple of older grandchildren (H.S. & College) that come to the house and use the computer. I know that they are careful, but I have a concern about their use of the DVD/CD drawer.
mthumjdo
 

A:Can I lay tower down on its side

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Hi, for the past few days I have noticed a sound coming from my tower. It sounds like I put in a cd in the drive, but I haven't. Can anyone tell me why this is happening. Any comments would be great.

Thank you,
dlkseedig
 

A:Tower sounds

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solved
 

A:Optiplex GX1 Tower

Jonathon,

You need to use Thread Tools in the ORIGINAL Post to flag you Q as solved. Creating an unrelated new Post is a compounded problem.
 

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I'm looking to upgrade my dad's computer setup. He has a Gateway with Windows 98 -- all hardware from around '97 or '98. It needs upgraded so I wanted to get something like this new tower, but he wants to keep the same monitor. Will a 10+ year old monitor work with a modern tower?
 

A:Getting a new tower for old monitor

it will definitely work , it will just look like crap.. its totally worth getting an LCD if what you currently have is an older CRT monitor
 

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hi, i have a Hp pavallion a600n, and once in a while it crashes, and when ir estart it jams up on the hp startup screen, then i restart it again and it will start up normally, i run malwarebytes antimalware from time to time to clean it out, any other suggestion on what i can do to make sure the system is clean please?

A:My Hp tower crashes sometimes?

Hello,lets get some logs and see what we have.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size. List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. >>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

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i want one for hopefully $400 to $500. i want to be able to play YouTube video's on an

HDTV that will be connected to it. i want to be able to open multiple tabs at the same time

on my Firefox browser. i am not a gamer. i don't do video, movie or major graphic editing. i

can't open multiple tabs at the same time on my present PC. it has a core i3 processor. my

memory usage stays around 2GB Even during video playing. i don't use much processor

power even when playing video's. i have an Intel HD graphics card.
 

A:which desktop PC tower should i get?

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Im working on Compaq something tower. Doing a favor for the mother in law. This tower is her co-workers and asked if I could look at it.

At first glance, all the internal cables and wired are firmly attached. So I direct my attention to the power source, It is equipped with a green led light (to tell its getting power I assume). This little green light is not lighting up when plugged in. Its doing nothing. Power source model is a Bestec ATX-250-12z

Any ideas or suggestions?

A:Tower not getting power?

Hi garaboldi,

This might sound daft, but I've done it before. Have you made sure that you have plugged it in and switched on at the wall socket? Is there power to the wall socket? Try with another appliance that you know is working. Does the fuse need changing in the plug, and is the wiring secure?

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i have no idea whats causing it but it started a few days ago while i was playing lotro but when i would log out of the game it would no longer do it now it is doing it all the time it is coming from the tower itself it is the beep u hear when u first turn the computer on but its constant and other than it the computer is running fine what can i do to stop this? ive ran a spyware scan a virus scan even registry repair and nothing is correcting it ty to anyone that can help me solve this problem

A:My Tower Keeps Beeping

What is the Operating system on this PC,Xp?
This is more likely a hardware issue what is the make and model of the PC?

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On my W7 tower, I've been seeing a WI FI icon
but assumed it just meant I could use a usb wi fi device on it which I have done. Well, today curiosity got the best of me & I pulled the DSL out of the back & it totally amazed me to know I was still online, no usb.
How long have towers been like laptops, come wi fi enabled?
 

A:Wi-Fi-enabled tower?

A tower can have wifi "enabled" if it has a wifi card.
 

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im going to update my stock case fans with a couple Vantec torndoes. the only issue i am afraid of is actually causing a vacuum within the case as to where the air can actually be sucked back through my power unit causing it to over heat.... is this possible?

A:new tower fans

Originally Posted by narcopletic pc


im going to update my stock case fans with a couple Vantec torndoes. the only issue i am afraid of is actually causing a vacuum within the case as to where the air can actually be sucked back through my power unit causing it to over heat.... is this possible?



it is happening, per the new PC case layouts were seeing with the PSU on the floor of the case sucking straight from the outside & venting it back out the rear..

but the old case design has worked perfectly for years with the PSU at the top, thats why a 140mm fan was added to newer PSUs to help remove hot air from the case

but its not really an issue, your PSU will never die from the extra heat of your components...

it is on the other hand possible to create a ''dead spot'' where the PSU fan cannot extract due to chassis fan configs, but each case is different so its something you would have to test.

move your chassis fans to different locations each time holding your hand by the PSU exhaust, see if the flow changes at all. (i doubt it will)

i always try to put a ''positive'' pressure inside the case (more intake than exhaust), so air cant be sucked in through cracks & drive bays, thus lowering dust coverage

but a PSU can get very hot so i wouldnt worry too much....

SK

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my tower on my emachine w5243 will not come on, I hear the motor pwer up but it will not come on, the on button will light for a second and then it will go off
 

A:tower problwm

What kind of motor do you have in it? V6, V8 or a 4 cyclinder? J/K

Could be a bad power supply but that would be hard to check unless you have another one to replace it with to verify that.

In some computers, if the cpu fan is not working correctly it will trigger the bios to shut down the system immediately. Usually the cpu fan is plugged into a specific connector on the motherboard for the bios to detect if one is attached.
 

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Hi there, Not sure if this is the right forum for this question......

But basically i wanna upgrade my desktop PC. I don't need Monitor, keyboard, printer etc i just wanna buy a new Tower and plug it straight in.

Now does anyone know of any good websites i could look at, prefably in the UK as thats where i live.

Also just a bit of advise regarding 32 bit & 64 bit, what exactly does this mean and where on the PC spec is it shown?

Many Thanks
 

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When I bought my new cmputer, I didn't transfer my photoshop 7 stuff, now can I hook up my old tower to my new computer, download the PS 7 stuff on to a CD, then upload info onto the hard drive of my new computer? I'm new at this, so if this is a real stupid question, just say so.
 

A:question re tower

You can move any files PS created, but to use the program, it will have to be installed on the new pc.

wrs
 

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A little bit ago my son had some problems and I got help here. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/75413/son-caught-something/Now Why I'm here. I purchased a new tower (rather my hubby did :-) ) I want to make sure there is no problem resulting from what my son had (See topic above). Also I notice my computer restart at least once after starting up. No errors or anything it just restarts and closes all windows. Not sure if this is virus related but I'm hoping you can help resolve this issue.I run trend Micro Pc-cillin all updates, I ran scans nothing found. I also tried trendmicro but it keeps getting stuck in idle just before done.Windows XP Digital Media ManagerEmachines T5212Soft pack 2All critical updates done.cpu 2.66ghz896 mb ramOk here is my Hijack log file Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 2:42:40 PM, on 12/28/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SVCHOST.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SPOOLSV.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\WINDOWS\zHotkey.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb03.exeC:\Program ... Read more

A:New Tower Restarting

Log looks fine - Explain the restarting in greater detail - how old is this towerDo this to verify all is OKDownload Superantispywarehttp://www.superantispyware.com/superantis...efreevspro.html Install it and double-click the icon on your desktop to run it.? It will ask if you want to update the program definitions, click Yes.? Under Configuration and Preferences, click the Preferences button.? Click the Scanning Control tab.? Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked:o Close browsers before scanningo Scan for tracking cookieso Terminate memory threats before quarantining.o Please leave the others unchecked.o Click the Close button to leave the control center screen.? On the main screen, under Scan for Harmful Software click Scan your computer.? On the left check C:\Fixed Drive.? On the right, under Complete Scan, choose Perform Complete Scan.? Click Next to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.? After the scan is complete a summary box will appear. Click OK.? Make sure everything in the white box has a check next to it, then click Next.? It will quarantine what it found and if it asks if you want to reboot, click Yes.? To retrieve the removal information for me please do the following:o After reboot, double-click the SUPERAntispyware icon on your desktop.o Click Preferences. Click the Statistics/Logs tab.o Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.o It will open in your default text editor (such as Notepad/Wordp... Read more

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My wife has over 5000 itune songs on the computer. We have decent litte logitec speakers but they still dont sound all that great. If I bought a pair of tower stereo speaker is there anyway to hook them to the PC?

A:tower speakers

If I bought a pair of tower stereo speaker is there anyway to hook them to the PC?
 

There is a possibility but there is a need to know what kind of in/output jack on the logitech speakers are being used. Usually the 3.5mm stereo plug jack type can be soldered on the speaker wires and then connect on the logitech 3.5 jacks audio out. The in audio jack then would be connected to your PCs audio jack. There are also dual 3.5 mm male/female to RCA audio adapter http://www.amazon.com/3-5mm-Stereo-splitter-Adapter-Female/dp/B004D0LTL2 if you prefer the RCA cable. All audio outputs should pass the amplified speakers going to the PC. 

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I have just had a phone call from me girlfriend. Her pc tower is not turning on when she presses the ON button on the front of the pc. She has unplugged all units, inc printer, monitor and scanner. Then plugged them back in, the tower is the only thing that is still not working. Now the printer is not working either.

Any help would be appreciated thanks
 

A:Problems with the pc tower

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Hello, i just bought an hp z240 workstation (tower format).I'm trying to configure a transcend m.2 30GB drive. After installing it on the dedicate m.2 slot on the motherboard i can't see it in the bios and even in windows 7.the first drive is connected on sata0 (original 1tb hdd with win 7 installed on it)On bios settings the m.2 slot is enabled. any suggestion? Thank you

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Recently sound began playing out of my computer tower as well as through the speakers. It seems to happen of its own accord. Sometimes it stops when I restart the computer and sometimes it doesn't.

What do I need to do to fix this? Thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:Sound through the tower

Open the windows volume control and make sure system speaker
is muted.
If there is any other software like the realtek control panel,check
there too.
 

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I am running Windows 2000Pro on a Vectra 400 series tower. The unit seems like a heavy duty work horse, but is a bit noisier than I am used to hearing in a business setting. At a job I left sometime back and in my current position we are using XP on newer and smaller HP towers. They run very quietly. I am trying to set my unit up to do voice-over freelance work. Is there anything I can do to run a bit quieter. Also I downloaded a backup program called LojiklSweep for my system. Any suggestions for checking to make sure they have all of my backup material on file in case this older system takes a dive?
 

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I was fixing someone's computer. (Win XP). All of a sudden this computer crashed. While I wasn't there. This person called Gateway (the maker of their computer). They said it was most likely a short in the tower. Does anyone know of symptoms the computer would be experiencing if this was a short in the tower. (Before the actual crash, her computer was giving the same error message and it had been happening for over a year now). Thanks.
 

A:Short in tower?

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I just put together my new computer for the first time successfully!

Now I am wondering what to do with my old one. Its still operating, however it is approx. 7 years old running on an Intel Pentium 4.

I'm not sure what components it has atm, but I am wondering if I should look to see if anything it has is worth adding or installing in my new build...

My current tower has the following, and my old tower had both a cd burner and a dvd burner, plus some additional RAM i added, but it probably isn't compatible, I also know it was running a Radeon 9600 Sapphire gfx card:

1 Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MKNSSDCR120GB-DX 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

1 Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

1 Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

1 ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

1 XFX HD-695X-CNDC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

1 Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...

1 CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

1 HP 24X Multiformat DVD Burner Black SATA Model 1270i LightScribe Support

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A:To scavenge my old tower or not?

Somewhere there is a young and budding computer tech who would love to have that, and improve upon it, if the price is right.

Otherwise, it is always helpful to have a computer in reserve for when things do not go right. on the new one.
 

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hI I am new to this site not sure if I have come to the right place or not??
I know absolutely nothing about computers.
I hooked up a used tower it worked great for 15 mins then comp. froze. tried to reboot and orange light came on moniter stayed black..tower is not making any beeps at all..Can some one help???
 

A:Tower Not Working

Do you happen to have any of the computer's specs you can post?
Problems like this could be a number of things, but my guess is either dead PSU or motherboard.

Let's start here: open up the case, and see if there are any led lights on the motherboard that are lit up, even when the power is off, as long as it is plugged in you should get something.
 

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Hi all im looking at building a tower for general use and gaming as cheap as possible and best place to buy parts mainly what u reccomend i get please help
 

A:Help on building new tower

hmmm anyone please
 

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I have a Dell 17"" LCD TV/Monitor. The only way I've found to have the sound play through the computer's sound system is to run a line from the earphone jack on on LCD to a "hole" on the tower. Actually did that once upon a time. However, when moving everything to a new desk, we unplugged ALL the cables, lines, whathaveyou. Now, no one can find the bloody slot, hole, or whatever it is that the line from the earphone jack is to go into. Please be rather explicit as I'm in a wheelchair, and thanks to my new set up I can't actually see the back of the tower. My helpers are able to do so, but don't have a clue as to what anything is on the back. Thanks much, Jack My system: Windows XP. Dell 2300.
 

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hello. My sister pulled the power cable from the back of the tower while her computer was on, now when i turn it on, the fan is abnormally loud. No image to the monitor what-so-ever. is there a fix to this? thank you =]
 

A:Odd tower issue

Sounds like some stuff got fried. It could be your Mobo. Isolating your hardware might be a good idea in figuring out what got fried. Do you have another graphics that you could swap for the one presently installed?
 

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Win XP Ser 3, Got error message CPU changed or Ratio changed fail, Reenter CPU Settings in CMOS. So I changed the battery then changed the date in BIOS. Don't know what else to do?? My mentor passed away and I'm lost.

A:tower won't shut down

Post the make/model of the PC. If custom built then post the specs.

MB-CPU-RAM-GPU-PSU brand/wattage

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Our power went out. 30 minutes later the power came back on. Everything connected to my PC came on except my tower. The printer, the router, the camera etc are all up and working - the tower will not come back on. The monitor screen will display the code warning bar when that button is turned on - otherwise the PC is dead. I have a laptop but all my documents are on the other computer - what do I do. We unplugged from the wall, replugged everything into the tower etc...nothing works. Could it have blown a fuse?
 

A:Dead tower

The computer might've been fried.
Have you tried plugging into different outlets?
 

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Hi...Lately, I have been getting noises in my tower when I run on line tests like Panda Active Scan and Window Security Trojan Scan that are like those that emergency vehicles make in Europe. It doesn't happen with Housecall antivirus or when I run Ad Aware se. Sometimes the same noise comes when I run Spybot 1.3. The noise stops at the end of the scan and no viruses are found. What can I do to stop this because it does get rather annoying?
Regards.
 

A:Noises in my tower!!!

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Hello,
Was looking for advice on running two monitors/Screens in separate rooms off of one tower..
Should I try to get two video cards, or is there a successful way to have a Split like VGA cable to run to two separate rooms, from one tower/video card?
THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!
 

A:Two Monitors, from One Tower

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I was on my computer when it froze. I tried to get to the task manager by clear alt delete bt it wouldn't work. So I shut it off via power button. When I tried to stat it up it wouldn't turn on. I tried checking the cords and the power source but I couldn't find anything wrong. I unplug the powe cord and tried again the CD drive light and a yellow light below the power light flashed but nothing else. The power light seems to be red. I don't know what's wrong with it could you help? My computer info Compaq Windows XP Home Editor, Intel inside celeron processor. Thank you.
 

A:Help! Mt Tower won't work

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This may sound strange but. I pulled an old tower out of my closet to see if it works. It kinda does. When I turn it on the fans go and the lights to but it dosent turn on on. It's like its in a standby. But yesterday I was messing with it and I went to move it (it was still on) and I heard a click, the fans slowed down, and the computer fully turned on. I am at my limit here. What do I do!?
 

A:My tower isn't working

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Ok, i have a great idea, it may be idiotic so that is why i am posting this here.. to get some feedback.

I have gotten my cpu down to 32 C when idle using arctic silver 5.

That is very good, yet I am still not satisfied!

I know that water cooling is even better, but even that can only get the temperature down to as cool as the ambient room temperature is , correct? which would be only as low as about 22C then.

My idea is.... buy a small refrigerator or freezer and put my whole cpu tower inside!!

this should get the temperature down to about 0C or lower with a freezer!

Anytime I want to use the cd drive, i simply open the freezer door, not a big deal! This also allows me to overclock a lot!

What does anyone think of this idea? Would it somehow be dangerous?

appreciate any input thanks
 

A:CPU TOWER in a freezer??

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hi it is my first time hear and oi hope some one can help me

i have a new motherboard and tower and i would like to keep my old hard drive and put it in the new one as the primery as ther is a lot of important info can some tell me how to do this THANKS
 

A:ne mobo and tower, would like to use old hdd.

davet said:



i have a new motherboard and tower and i would like to keep my old hard drive and put it in the new one as the primery as ther is a lot of important info can some tell me how to do this THANKSClick to expand...

Hi and welcome :wave:
Plugging in the HDD is easy, only has one connector for the data and a molex for the power. Jumper settings are on the info sticker ontop your HDD. The most you'll run into is windows xp not booting properly, in which a windows Repair *Not a Reinstall/Format* will fix.

If you have any more questions, please start a new thread in the HDD and Network section of the forum with an appropriate title.

N3051M
 

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I almost had my tower catch fire because the power supply fan stopped. The cputhermometer software wouldn?t shut it down because the cpu operates at only 40c but the mother board and the other wiring was melting. By the time the cpu would be effected by the ambient temperature it would be too late. I am trying to find a method of sensing an overheating problem which would be an independent stand alone system. Even though my system has fans everywhere and is dust free I still want it to be safe from setting its self on fire when I?m away.
Would someone please know of a solution.

A:tower melt down

This is some interesting reading
It's a pdf document
www.freeweb.hu/t-t/elokep/pic/download/tb067a.pdf

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Hi all.

Not too long ago, I saw this amazing looking pc that was part of a contest that featured an LCD screen on the front of the tower. It was blue, and looked almost like it read off all of the specs for the interior of the pc, as well as the hard-drive and mobo running capacity and such. I am pretty sure it also acted as a fan controller. But it seemed ultimately like it was just there to read off the pc specs of usage and such.

It looked to be about the size of half the case, and probably pretty expensive. It looked really sharp and useful though.

Anyone know what this is or where to find it or something similar?

Also, anyone tried out those fingerprint readers for your pc that removes the need to remember any password? They are only 40 bucks so its worth a shot...any reviews?
 

A:PC Tower LCD Screen

http://www.crystalfontz.com/ is my LCD supplier...

Software and drivers are available from their page.. There's also quite a bit of third party LCD software floating around, of the open-source variety..
 

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Hi. Well i have got an HP slimline and had problems with gaming since i have a integrated gfx card, so as i have discovered that a integrated gfx card is not very good i wanted to buy a new one that is more powerful, untill i found out that my slimline is too small to even put a decent gfx card in although i have a slot.
Well i have just bought this computer and do not want to buy a new one. is there a way to take all my things out and put it in a bigger tower then will i be able to fit a better gfx card in? if so how can i even do it.
Thanks for reading and i hope you can help.
 

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Several months ago, I bought an Elite 310 Cooler Master Tower. It was for a build for a file server. I liked it because it had a section on the front for 6 3.5" hard drives. I figured I could take advantage of that. (Plus, it was cheap.) Also, I liked other Cooler Master Products and I figured that they knew how to deal with air flow. I've messed with stacking hard drives in the 6 slots to see how well air flow would work. I have since wondered whether or not I made the right decision. Any thought about air flow in all the hard drive slots is welcome. Here are some pictures:
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=2928
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119203

To a lesser extend, I also bought a module for converting the 5.25" bay into, at least, 4 3.5" hard drives. There is air flow around the hard drives, albeit the air flow space is 1/8":
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=2814
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817993002&Tpk=cooler master module
 

A:Air Flow in Tower

It's not specific to just that Cooler Master case. In any situation where you stack numerous drives, air flow is impeded as there typically isn't much space between the drives. You would overcome the issue by using fans to suck more air through the case.

As for the module, it converts 3 (not the - inferring one) 5.25" bays. I prefer the Icy Dock model as the drives are all accessible from the outside. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817994028
 

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I don't know if this is the right forum for it but...

I was wondering if there is any problem with placing a subwoofer on top of my PC? It's a pretty small sub and doesn't vibrate so much but I was just wondering if anyone knows of any problems with this?
 

A:Subwoofer on top of tower pc?

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Today I turned on my computer, just like everyday. But after awhile, it started to beep. A series of 4 different pitched beeps with a pause after all 4 have sounded. It keeps coming back and never stops. Whats going on?
Follow Ups:
 

A:Beeping from my Tower

if it's while you're in Windows, that means the internal temperature settings are to high and it's telling you to shut down before you fry your processor or more. If it's during the RAM count, then it's a different problem which i'll go more in-depth into later if you tell us whether it's secnario 1 or 2
 

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Hi everyone, newbie here :) My question: I recently purchased a refurbished Dell 780 Optiplex DT, small form pc. I would like to put in in a tower case, that way I can use a standard dvd drive, and and perhaps a better power supply (I did some research and found a wiring schematic showing how to convert a standard supply to work with these little fellers :) but not sure what type case to use..any suggestions? 

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Compaq Presario SR5010NX Desktop
Celeron D processor 360
Windows 7 Home Premium
1 GB RAM
120 GB HDD
Intel graphics media accelerator
DVD/CD w/Lightscribe
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I recently performed a clean install of Win7 HP on this older tower and it's been running very well. Trouble is, it sounds like a vacuum cleaner on its last legs...very loud noises. I'm not qualified to identify a correlation between the upgrade and the outrageously noisy internals, but I've been given suggestions about poor heatsink mounting a la dried up thermal compound, or bad fans' bearings, or hard drive, etc.

I took a snapshot of the inside of the chassis with the side panel removed for uploading of the jpeg here, because I'm not savvy enough to understand where the heatsink is I'm happy to replace fans and even the heatsink if someone will please just tell me how to find it

Thank you.

sbuxman

A:Noisy tower

Is it definitely louder than before the clean install, with no new components? That is, is this a new development?

The heatsink refers to the CPU cooler in the lower right portion of that picture. If the heatsink were mounted poorly, it might cause the CPU fan to speed up in an attempt to lower temperatures. It wouldn't be my first guess for the source of noise, but that fan may be working very hard or going bad.

Check your temperatures and fan speeds with a tool such as HWInfo.

Fans spinning above 1000 rpm are typically audible--some more than others.
Get your ear in there and listen. You can stop case fans or even the CPU fan for a second or two to see if the noise disappears---that's one way to determine if it is a fan issue.

Listen near the power supply, probably upper left in that pic. It has a fan also.

Does the noise sound like a wooshing? That's most likely fans or air turbulence.

Whines can be drives, power supply coils, or even motherboards.

Hard drives are probably lower left in your pic.

Cases can be noisy in general, some more than others. You might have a vibration component to the noise from the front bezel rattling a bit--or just from poor design where noise leaks out through gaps or vents.

It's not easy to quiet a noisy case. The best way to get a quiet PC is to assemble it from quiet components, rather than trying to quiet it after the fact.

Some fans are noisier than others, even if working properly. You'd have to replace them with known quiet f... Read more

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Hey,

I have recently ran into a problem with my computer, a few days ago while moving furniture my couch fell and hit into my PC case, no damage was done to the case but I have been having a few problems since. The PC was running as it was hit, the PC remained on and I was able to use it normally.

I booted my PC up the next morning and was told that windows was unable to load correctly and to either launch into repair mode or start normally, I tried repair mode and it finished but after rebooting again I received the message again. Occasionally while trying to boot up I would see a very quick flash of a Blue Screen but it was not in my mini dump folder.

After hearing that the hit to my PC may have caused damage to my SSD i decided to get it checked out, after having the SSD checked out at a PC Repair Shop, I was told that the SSD was fine but he believed that the cause of the BSOD was a half installed Windows update.

My PC was fine again for about a day but then I got another BSOD this morning, luckily this one has appeared in the minidump folder so hopefully someone will be able to shed a little light on what may be causing this. So far I have not received the "Windows was unable start" message since getting my PC looked at by the Repair Shop.

I have attached the .zip from SF Diagnostic Tool

Thanks in advanced,
prizna

A:BSOD after PC tower was hit

SSD is take no damage from the vibrations like HDD does. However the driver causing the BSOD is the Intel Rapid Storage Technology. You might wanna remove that.

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What do you reckon folks???????????????

A:Whats the best pc tower?

You aren't likely to get a clear answer to this one. It all depends upon what you are trying to accomplish and what your goals are.

Some will insist of full towers, others need/want smaller cases. Some people love windows and lights, and others don't care for them at all.

Generally speaking, there are lots of recommendations on this forum for
Antec
CoolerMaster
Corsair Obsidian 800

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I have been looking for a new computer, was going towards a laptop because of the size of computer, saw a new tower yesterday which just sits next to PC about 6inches long and 2inches high & 4 inches deep, has 2gb hard drive and 2gb memory, do you have any thoughts about this being as good as the normal size tower? Not sure where I should post this hope its okay on this forum.

Barbaramac.
 

A:Solved: tower for PC

Well, a 2GB harddrive is practically microscopic in storage capacity.

I can only assume that the processor is weak, and the graphics card would need to be to fit comfortably in a case that size.

To answer your question, no, it is nowhere near as good as most fullsize desktops, and is a lot worse than most laptops. The only thing that really compares to the tower you described are the ultra-portable notebooks that are mainly used for word processing and web surfing.
 

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Hi all

I have a Tuniq Tower 120 on an LGA 775 board.

Does anyone know whether I can get the appropriate rear bracket to fit it on the Gigabyte EX58-UD5 motherboard with an i7 920.

I checked Tuniq's site but they seem to have bought out a new tower for the i7 and I can't find any info on whether it'll fit or I need a bracket(or whether I can get one)

I would have thought the original 120 would do a good job cooling an i7 and I don't want to spend more than I need.

Anyone know anything or have any comments?

Thanks, John

A:Can I use my Tuniq Tower 120 with this lot?

I don't own one.

A little web searching makes it look like Tuniq hasn't produced a backplate and retention bracket for this model for Socket 1366.

I suppose that they could if they wished. My cooler is a Thermalright Ultra 120. It was an existing product to which Thermalright added Socket 1366 support. (Works well on an I7 920 at 3.8 GHz.)

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Hey guys,

i was wondering if anyone knew or could recommend a tower, full would be nice, that has the space for 3 hard drives; but with generous space for hdd coolers to be mounted on each.

Currently have a midi tower, micro atx with 3 hdd but they are literally bunked together and no fan at all can be fitted between them. this is quite unstable i would imagine. Temps are around 45c; when i had one it was about 21c. so i just need a case that would accomidate for 3 hard drives that allows space, about at least an inch between. also be nice if the case had memory card reader built in with a nice design. price doesn't really matter.

cheers!
 

A:Full tower 3 hdd

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I want to know if i can add another tower to my current computer, i just want to add a tower and no monitor. In this tower i want to just put a CD RW drive and whatever it takes to run that drive (if anything is needed). also i might like to put another hard drive and other drives like a DVD ROM. if possible i might like to add more RAM (if i can use this for the computer that has the monitor attached to it.)

can i do any of this?

thanks for your help.
 

A:help with adding another tower...

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I have a Xigamatek CPC-T45UB-U01 Asgard Chassis tower where the PSU is a top mount.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Xigmatek-CP...0680271&sr=8-3

Does it make a big difference when the PSU is mounted at the top or bottom?.

I really need to know as i have just purchased a new mb, i was also thinking of purchasing a case with a bottom mount for a psu.

I need to hear some info before i make my mind up.

As always, i appreciated the advice.

A:PC tower PSU top or bottom?

I can always mod the the case, adding a new hole on the top in the centre for a fan.

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Hello!

I'm wondering whether it's okay to run my Dell Dimension 4600 tower on its side for a few hours. Is that going to cause HDD problems? If I try it on its side will I cause any damage if it won't run, or will it just refuse to go?? There's also a gfx card in it.

I'm hoping that it can run on its side so I can mount my LCD monitor on top of it and have a nice, compact little tower/monitor combo that I can use as a synth via MIDI for a performance.

Thanks for your input,
~Charlie
 

A:Tower on its side??

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Hello Everyone
The problem that I am having with my system is that every time I click the shutdown icon and when the message appears telling me it is now safe to
turn off my computer, I press the power button nothing happens.
the message on my screen is still on. press serveral times, even hold the power button in for couple of minutes and still it will not turn off.
I went into BIOS and there is nothing in it to cofigure the power mode, or the
shutdown I am at loss here. I check for virus, spyware, and every
thing else that I can thing of, using professional mechanic 6. and another thing, the lights for the power status and hard drive are not on, the reset button does not even work when I press it, also the sleep button.
my motherboard is a GFXcel PC133 in which i will like to disassemble and clean
but i do not have a manual for it and that i will be confuse and lost with the
power connections when it comes to reconnection.
Any suggestions

A:tower will not turn off

Check here: PC Chips
Just search for the board

Or here
There is a download at the bottom of the page for the manual.

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Hi Guys! You helped me out once in the past --- was wondering if I might be needing some assistance again?

Yesterday my tower started to "wheeze" or HUM extra loudly..........right now it sounds normal again but every once in a while it will start 'acting up'. I lightly tapped the side of our tower (thinking some dust got inside???) and the humming stopped for awhile......does this mean it's almost time to replace the fan? I guess the problem won't just go way right :-/ ??? If I do need to get a new fan are they expensive? Can I open my tower and install the new fan myself???
Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to offer!

PS I searched before posting but couldn't find any past inquiries with the exact same problem as I am experiencing......
 

A:{SOLVED} Tower fan going ???

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Hmm, hey guys, I'm looking for a new case to replace my current raggidy, ugly, overall horrible looking case.

Want to help me in this adventure of mines?

Here's what I would like:
-Black case
-Mid Tower
-Comes with 1 or 2 120mm fans
-Power supply is optional
-Something durable yet not soo heavy that I cant even pick up.

thanks
 

A:Looking for a Mid Tower Case..

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